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You can now pay for Spotify Premium through your Sky bill each month
You can now pay for Spotify Premium through your Sky bill each month By Rik Henderson

As previously promised, Sky has enabled the ability to pay for a Spotify Premium subscription through your Sky bill each month. That way you will only have one charge coming out of your bank account to simplify things.All you have to do is head to sky.com,... Read more

22 great geek tattoos
22 great geek tattoos By Dan Sung

Hats off to anyone who has the cojones and high enough pain-threshold to ink themselves up for life, but a hearty round of applause for those who do so of the geeky persuasion.In this article, you'll find 22 of the most techno-nerdy-gadget-tastic tattoos... Read more

Android 9 Pie: Release date, features, and everything you need to know
Android 9 Pie: Release date, features, and everything you need to know By Dan Grabham

Google's Android Oreo operating system has been a faithful servant, but now Android 9 Pie is here.That's right. Google has announced the official name for Android P. The company first detailed Android P and its headlining features - such as a "Digital... Read more

What are Animoji? How to create and use Apple's animated emoji
What are Animoji? How to create and use Apple's animated emoji By Maggie Tillman

When Apple introduced its iOS 11 software update in 2017, it also announced a new feature for iPhone X users: Animoji.Apple's Animoji are custom, animated versions of popular emoji characters. The feature uses the new Face ID facial-recognition system... Read more

Pokemon Go event: Mewtwo and shiny legendaries coming worldwide
Pokemon Go event: Mewtwo and shiny legendaries coming worldwide By Maggie Tillman

Developer Niantic has announced Pokemon Go’s next major event: the Ultra Bonus Event. And this one will help anyone find rare Pokemon.Before we get into the event, on 13 September at 1 pm PT, trainers worldwide will have the chance to find three legendary... Read more

Snap Spectacles 2 (2018): Everything you need to know
Snap Spectacles 2 (2018): Everything you need to know By Maggie Tillman

Snap, the company behind the popular Snapchat app, has showed off its latest pair of Spectacles 2 smart glasses.The original pair of Snap's Spectacles, which debuted a couple of years ago, had a bright look. However, the latest two models - the new Veronica... Read more

Instagram's next standalone app? IG Shopping, apparently
Instagram's next standalone app? IG Shopping, apparently By Maggie Tillman

Facebook-owned Instagram is developing a standalone app, according to a new report, so that its users have a dedicated place to shop.According to The Verge, the new app might be called IG Shopping. It will let Instagram users browse goods from merchants... Read more

What's new in the redesigned Google Chrome?
What's new in the redesigned Google Chrome? By Dan Grabham

Google Chrome has got a whole new look to celebrate both 10 years since the first version of the browser and 20 years since Google was incorporated as a company. Chrome - which has around two billion users globally - is typically updated every six weeks,... Read more

Philips Hue confirms it will support Siri Shortcuts later this year
Philips Hue confirms it will support Siri Shortcuts later this year By Maggie Tillman

Philips Hue is embracing Siri Shortcuts this autumn.The popular smart lights brand is partnering with Apple once again. If you recall, it was one of the first brands to sync with Apple HomeKit, enabling you to control your Hue smart home lights via Apple's... Read more

Are Twitter replies about to become more like Facebook comments?
Are Twitter replies about to become more like Facebook comments? By Maggie Tillman

Twitter has confirmed it is testing new changes that will make reply threads look and work much more like Facebook comment threads.Sara Haider, Twitter’s director of product management, tweeted a couple screenshots in order to be transparent about... Read more

aptX Adaptive is the wireless audio tech that should make everything sound better
aptX Adaptive is the wireless audio tech that should make everything sound better By Rik Henderson

After a universal acceptance that aptX Low Latency and aptX HD audio technologies make standard and high-res music sound great over wireless connections, Qualcomm has followed up with a new standard that should simplify matters.It has announced aptX Adaptive... Read more

Save £20 on full Amazon Prime membership - offer ends tomorrow!
Save £20 on full Amazon Prime membership - offer ends tomorrow! By Rik Henderson

Amazon is broadcasting the US Open tennis tournament in the UK exclusively on Amazon Prime Video and you can ensure you don't miss a moment by getting a yearly Prime subscription. What's more, you can nab one at a discount.Amazon Prime membership has... Read more

YouTube alternative Facebook Watch launches in the UK
YouTube alternative Facebook Watch launches in the UK By Andrew Williams

Facebook’s video streaming platform Watch has launched globally, a year after arriving in the US.Facebook Watch was originally announced back on 9 August 2017. You can be forgiven for not realising this even if you live in the US, as it hasn’t exactly... Read more

YouTube app now wants to make sure you don’t watch too much YouTube
YouTube app now wants to make sure you don’t watch too much YouTube By Andrew Williams

The YouTube app has now added “digital wellbeing” features intended to stop us getting too addicted to video streaming and social media. Or at least stop Google feeling responsible for such addictions.Google announced these new monitoring features... Read more

Google Duo now lets iPad and Android tablet users make video calls
Google Duo now lets iPad and Android tablet users make video calls By Maggie Tillman

Google’s video chat app, Duo, has finally arrived for tablets - both Android and iOS tablets.Previously only available for phones, the app has essentially updated so that it is able to work on both iPads and Android tablets, enabling people to video... Read more

What is Amazon Prime Book Box for kids and how does it work?
What is Amazon Prime Book Box for kids and how does it work? By Maggie Tillman

Amazon has officially launched Prime Book Box.Essentially, it's a monthly book subscription service for kids. If you subscribe, you will receive (delivered to your door) a box with four board books or two hardcover picture books or novels. This is Amazon's... Read more

How to apply to be verified on Instagram
How to apply to be verified on Instagram By Maggie Tillman

Instagram is allowing people to apply for verification. In other words, a verified badge can be now requested through a user’s own profile.This is great news if you have a large following and have been hoping for Instagram to notice you and give you... Read more

How to opt out of those new Netflix ads
How to opt out of those new Netflix ads By Maggie Tillman

Netflix has begun showing ads.It recently started playing trailers for its own shows in between episodes of whatever you’re binge-watching on the service. So while you’re getting ready to watch the next episode of Stranger Things, you might see an... Read more

You can now run Windows 95 as an app on your Mac or PC
You can now run Windows 95 as an app on your Mac or PC By Maggie Tillman

If you miss the look and feel of Windows 95, you'll love this new app from Slack developer Felix Rieseberg.He basically turned Windows 95 into an app that you can easily run on MacOS, Windows, and Linux. He published the source code and app installers... Read more

Which cloud storage service is right for you? iCloud vs Google Drive vs OneDrive vs Dropbox
Which cloud storage service is right for you? iCloud vs Google Drive vs OneDrive vs Dropbox By Maggie Tillman

Let's be real: Most people use many cloud services. You might be a dedicated Apple fanboy when it comes to your devices, but you're more than likely also using Google Drive for email, document, and photo backups, or maybe Dropbox for similar reasons.Although... Read more

Tinder launches Tinder U dating service for US college students
Tinder launches Tinder U dating service for US college students By Maggie Tillman

Tinder has announced it’s launching a new service for college students.Called Tinder U, naturally, it's essentially a new mode within Tinder that’s only available to students enrolled at a US university. To log in to the feature for the first time,... Read more

What's my Facebook trustworthiness score?
What's my Facebook trustworthiness score? By Maggie Tillman

Facebook has revealed it rates whether you are trustworthy. And it's doing this to help combat the spread of fake news on its platform.It sounds like an episode of Black Mirror, right? But the social network said it started scoring its users’ trustworthiness... Read more

Google Photo Books come to the UK, enables you to create a book on your phone in minutes
Google Photo Books come to the UK, enables you to create a book on your phone in minutes By Dan Grabham

Google Photos has launched its photo book service in the UK, enabling you to create a book from your PC or Mac or your iOS or Android mobile device. No additional software is required and the books butt up against services from Apple, Blurb and others... Read more

Walmart wants you to shop from the comfort of your own home in VR
Walmart wants you to shop from the comfort of your own home in VR By Maggie Tillman

Walmart is constantly coming up with new ways to compete with or beat Amazon on the next frontier, and the latest example are two patents.The company is seriously considering a virtual shopping experience, according to two patents it has filed that detail... Read more

eBay flash deal gives you 15% off everything on site today only
eBay flash deal gives you 15% off everything on site today only By Rik Henderson

You might have thought Amazon Prime Day was a great time for bargains but eBay.co.uk is offering something even more spectacular: 15 per cent of everything found on the website. Tech. Games. Everything.From 10am today (Friday 17 August) and today only,... Read more

Why Twitter 'broke' some third-party apps
Why Twitter 'broke' some third-party apps By Maggie Tillman

Twitter has finally implemented a new change that essentially "breaks" many popular third-party Twitter apps.Following years of notices to third-party app developers, Twitter has just broken key features in their Twitter clients, effectively making them... Read more

Amazon's world domination soon to extend to cinemas too
Amazon's world domination soon to extend to cinemas too By Maggie Tillman

Amazon might disrupt the cinema industry next.The e-commerce giant is known for toppling several industries - from retail to books. Now, it's set its sights on brick-and-mortar movie theatres, according to Bloomberg, which reported Amazon is in the running... Read more

Pokemon Go's new Niantic Kids login portal adds parental controls
Pokemon Go's new Niantic Kids login portal adds parental controls By Maggie Tillman

Pokemon Go is adopting the digital well-being and parental controls trend - with a new login platform for kids.Niantic, the developer behind the popular AR mobile game, has announced a new Niantic Kids log-in platform that will essentially give parents... Read more

Google Coach: Google's new health system for Wear OS revealed in leak
Google Coach: Google's new health system for Wear OS revealed in leak By Rik Henderson

Google is planning a major overhaul in the way it helps you track health and wellbeing on smartwatches and Android phones.A new service, potentially called Google Coach, is in the planning stage and Android Police has received a whole stack of details... Read more

WhatsApp backups to be free and unlimited on Android, not so iPhone
WhatsApp backups to be free and unlimited on Android, not so iPhone By Rik Henderson

Thanks to a deal with Google, WhatsApp backups to Google Drive will be free and unlimited from 12 November 2018.That means, if you use an Android handset and want to backup your entire chat history to a Google Drive account, they will no longer take up... Read more

How does Google Drive work and how much are Google One plans?
How does Google Drive work and how much are Google One plans? By Maggie Tillman

Google has reduced the cost of Google Drive and is promising to add some really neat features to the online storage service.Drive has been around for years now but has changed relatively little since launch; it lets you upload files, create files, share... Read more

Vodafone free roaming now in 29 more countries
Vodafone free roaming now in 29 more countries By Dan Grabham

If you sign up for a Red Entertainment Vodafone plan, you'll also get free roaming to 29 more destinations than previously including the USA, Canada, South Africa and Australia - 77 destinations in all. New and upgrading Red Entertainment signer-uppers... Read more

How to install Fortnite on Android
How to install Fortnite on Android By Cam Bunton

Fortnite has finally made its long-awaited appearance on Android. Sadly, however, it's not a straightforward case of downloading the app from the Google Play Store on absolutely every Android phone available. It's currently in beta, has a waiting list,... Read more

How to stop Google from tracking you on the web
How to stop Google from tracking you on the web By Maggie Tillman

Google is apparently very sneaky.If you turn off Google’s Location History option (see how, from here), you probably assume the places you go are no longer stored, or that Google is no longer tracking your movements. Wrong. Google still collects location... Read more

Awesome Amazon reviews that are bound to amuse
Awesome Amazon reviews that are bound to amuse By Adrian Willings

Isn't Amazon great? From humble beginnings, the e-retailer has gone from strength to strength and now you can pretty much buy anything and have it delivered to your door in a matter of hours (sometimes same day if you really can't wait). With so many... Read more

Ticketmaster shuts its secondary ticketing sites, announces fan-to-fan resales
Ticketmaster shuts its secondary ticketing sites, announces fan-to-fan resales By Dan Grabham

Ticketmaster has announced it is shutting its secondary ticketing resellers right away - even though its Twickets-style fan-to-fan replacement won't be ready until October in the UK. The move has to be seen as a victory for fans who have long been frustrated... Read more

Spotify is letting its free users test skipping any and all ads
Spotify is letting its free users test skipping any and all ads By Maggie Tillman

Spotify is trying a new ad approach: it's letting free users skip ads.It's only testing the new feature, and it's currently limited to Australia, but it told AdAge that it's allowing non-paying users there to skip audio and videos ads as often as they... Read more

How Spotify works with Samsung devices: New partnership and benefits explained
How Spotify works with Samsung devices: New partnership and benefits explained By Rik Henderson

During its Unpacked press event where it unveiled the Galaxy Note 9 smartphone, Samsung also announced a new partnership with music streaming service Spotify.Spotify will be fully integrated with the new flagship phone, but there is more to the alliance.Several... Read more

Snapchat's controversial redesign caused it to hemorrhage users
Snapchat's controversial redesign caused it to hemorrhage users By Maggie Tillman

Snapchat has lost a whopping three million users.It had 188 million daily active users during the three-month period that ended in June 2018. That's a 2-percent drop from the 191 million daily active users it has at the end of the first quarter. Keep... Read more

Waze partners with VW to reveal some awesome driving routes around the UK
Waze partners with VW to reveal some awesome driving routes around the UK By Chris Hall

Waze, the community-based navigation service, has partnered with VW to share a range of GTI Superdrives - fantastic routes for those who want to go out and enjoy driving, rather than just that sleepy daily commute.The scheme shares 75 of the country's... Read more

Facebook's Tinder-like dating service leaks out, see it here
Facebook's Tinder-like dating service leaks out, see it here By Maggie Tillman

Remember that Tinder-like service Facebook is developing? Early screenshots of it have just leaked online.A couple of months ago Facebook announced at its F8 developer conference that it was developing a dating app. We now know the company is internally... Read more

Google Maps update brings a nifty feature to location tracking
Google Maps update brings a nifty feature to location tracking By Adrian Willings

You might already be aware of the ability within Google Maps to actively share your location with loved ones, friends and family members.This is not only a great way to keep an eye on your favourite people when they're out and about, but also serves to... Read more

Reddit was hacked: Here's what you need to know and do right now
Reddit was hacked: Here's what you need to know and do right now By Maggie Tillman

Reddit has revealed that it was recently hacked.It emailed users and published a post on 1 August to announce that a hacker broke into its systems and accessed user data, including current email addresses and a 2007 database backup with old usernames... Read more

How to make WhatsApp group voice and video calls
How to make WhatsApp group voice and video calls By Maggie Tillman

You can now use WhatsApp to hold group calls with up to four people.Facebook-owned WhatsApp announced last May at the annual F8 developer conference that it would soon offer group calling with both voice and video support. That feature is now live for... Read more

What is MoviePass, how does it work, and is it too good to be true?
What is MoviePass, how does it work, and is it too good to be true? By Maggie Tillman

MoviePass is a movie ticket subscription service that's both super cool and highly suspect.The service, which is currently only available in the US, allows you to watch a new film at the cinema every day for an entire month -- for less than the price... Read more

How to set Spotify music as your alarm in Google Clock
How to set Spotify music as your alarm in Google Clock By Maggie Tillman

Want to wake up with a music alarm? Now, you can more easily, with Google Clock.Google is updating its Clock app so that you can connect your Spotify account and use your favourite playlists and songs as alarms. This new feature will be available to all... Read more

Waze tips and tricks: Navigating the Waze way
Waze tips and tricks: Navigating the Waze way By Chris Hall

The world is talking about Waze, a quirky driving app that will help you get to your destination on time, avoiding traffic, with really easy sharing so that people know where you are and when you'll arrive.If you've not yet joined the Waze revolution,... Read more

How to send a LinkedIn voice message, because that's a thing now
How to send a LinkedIn voice message, because that's a thing now By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft-owned LinkedIn is trying to come up with new ways to get you to actually use the service.The latest example of that is voice messaging. In a blog post announcing the feature, LinkedIn asked its users, "Have you ever typed out a long message... Read more

Which is the best music streaming service in the UK?
Which is the best music streaming service in the UK? By Max Langridge

Music streaming is by far the most popular way for us to consume music. Where once we had to import and rip CDs to our computers, or download songs (legally we hope), we now access to the music from all over the world through our smartphones.There's fierce... Read more

Amazon Music Unlimited vs Spotify: Which is best?
Amazon Music Unlimited vs Spotify: Which is best? By Max Langridge

The rise of Amazon Music Unlimited has gone hand-in-hand with the explosion in use of Amazon Echo and the Alexa digital assistant. It integrates seamlessly with Echo, while also working as streaming service on your phone.But Spotify is probably the... Read more

Amazon Cast can now instantly send music from Amazon Music app to Echo
Amazon Cast can now instantly send music from Amazon Music app to Echo By Rik Henderson

Amazon has launched Amazon Cast to bring its Amazon Music application up to speed with the likes of Spotify.Amazon Cast effectively enables the Music app on iOS and Android to cast tracks to an Echo device in the home. You can therefore start to play... Read more